THE BEASTIE OPERATORS MANUAL

DEFINITIONS

CONTROL SYSTEM

OPERATORS CONSOLE - DIAGRAM AND DESCRIPTION

OPERATIONS
 

To open the ride in the morning one of the supervisors would go to the ride before it opened and turn the ride on (Control Power, on the top left of the control panel), then wait until the Air Pressure light came on (below Control Power) then press the Alarm Silence button (right of Air Pressure light). Next was to press the Lift Start button (on the left, third row down). Then you would test the Lap Bar down button (on the right second row from the bottom), as the lap bars were left up by the maintenance guys. We would then dispatch the train by pressing and holding down the Ready Brake and Dispatch Brake release buttons (bottom row middle and right of middle buttons) until the train was completely out of the station. Once the train left the station it would enter Block A (top row middle light). Once the train had made its way around the end of the back curve it would come down the hill and enter Block B (top row, second from the right). Once the train had made its way around it would enter the brakes at the far end of the station area and the EM Brake light (top row, second from the left) and the EM Brake Release (bottom row first on the left) would turn on. To bring the train into the station you would press and hold down the EM Brake Release button, then the Trim Brake Release (right of EM Brake Release), then the Ready Break Release (middle of the bottom row), and finally the Dispatch Brake Release button (bottom row, second from the right) until the train was in positioned correctly in the station. You would then press the Lap Bar Up button (third row, on the right).

If the ride was running two trains you would follow the same procedures but two trains were not able to occupy the same block at the same time, basically you couldn't dispatch the second train until the first train had come off the back curve.


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